Medicare Part A: What does it Cover?Medicare Part A covers hospital type medical expenses. These expenses would include part or all of the costs of inpatient medical stay, supplies for treatment while admitted, skilled nursing facility admissions, hospice care, and even home health care services.

Medicare part A is comprehensive, but it does not cover eyeglasses, routine dental care, or hearing aids. Medicare A can be paired with Supplement Medicare Insurance, which is sometimes referred to as Medi-gap insurance, as a means of providing complete financial coverage for most health issues. Medicare A is also paired with Medicare B to provide outpatient coverage.